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caffy
18-06-2003, 07:07 PM
Have a few questions...

1) Can anyone recommend a good ad-popup killer? I had Kill Popup before, but it wasn't that good, it blocked pop ups, but also blocked new windows from opening! (i.e clicking on a link had no effect, the Kill-Popup blocking it)

2) What does MYOB stand for? I've been seeing a lot of their ads recently in computer mags, and wondered what it stood for?

3) Anyone know of a good website for information on school subjects. I take Year 13 Biology and Maths with Stats, and I though since I'm on my computer a lot, I could do some learning off the internet.. I've done some searches, but can't find relevant websites...Could someone please direct me to the right place?

4) Where has mailwasher disappeared to? I downloaded it few months ago, and the install software was still in my "install" folder. Recently my hard drive was copied onto another hard drive, and then formatted, and Win98 and WinXP were installed. I went to my install folder expecting to find the install software for mailwasher (as there were software for other programs like yahoo messenger, etc) and it's not there. Do i have to download it again? Just asking to make sure it not hidden somewhere..

I think thats all the questions I've got for now, I'm sure i remember having more questions... :)

cheers,
caffy

bmason
18-06-2003, 07:15 PM
> Have a few questions...
>
> 1) Can anyone recommend a good ad-popup killer? I had
> Kill Popup before, but it wasn't that good, it
> blocked pop ups, but also blocked new windows from
> opening! (i.e clicking on a link had no effect, the
> Kill-Popup blocking it)

Assuming you don't mind ditching IE.

Mozilla or opera have it built in which is convenient. Both have an option to only block "unwanted" popups. So onclick ones still open.

> 2) What does MYOB stand for? I've been seeing a lot
> of their ads recently in computer mags, and wondered
> what it stood for?

mind your own business. Its some kind of financial package.

mikebartnz
18-06-2003, 07:15 PM
1) To block ads the Hosts file is the best and you can also block any site you want with it. In Win2000 and XP you will find it in C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\etc, in Winxx you will find it in the Windows dir.

2) MYOB is an accounting program. Can't remember off hand what it stands for.

Thomas
18-06-2003, 07:19 PM
Pop-Up Stopper via google.

jackyht
18-06-2003, 07:20 PM
M Y O B is called "Mind Your own business", it is a accounting software that can track all those accounting can do (except auditing of course)

i have actually learn that in my university, man!!! at the beginning, when i first learned it, it is a nightmare and especially i have to do with my assignment.. geez, that have to make me work long hours in order to get good solution for my assignment

jacky

stu140103
18-06-2003, 08:15 PM
> 1) Can anyone recommend a good ad-popup killer? I had
> Kill Popup before, but it wasn't that good, it
> blocked pop ups, but also blocked new windows from
> opening! (i.e clicking on a link had no effect, the
> Kill-Popup blocking it)

Do a search on press f1 on popup stoppers there has been a Few threads on it

And I know of this good one it is called:
POP-Up stopper & you can get it from here: http://www.panicware.com
You can download here: http://www.panicware.com/product_psfree_download.html

stu140103
18-06-2003, 08:22 PM
> 4) Where has mailwasher disappeared to? I downloaded
> it few months ago, and the install software was still
> in my "install" folder. Recently my hard drive was
> copied onto another hard drive, and then formatted,
> and Win98 and WinXP were installed. I went to my
> install folder expecting to find the install software
> for mailwasher (as there were software for other
> programs like yahoo messenger, etc) and it's not
> there. Do i have to download it again? Just asking to
> make sure it not hidden somewhere..

If you want to download MailWasher again you can download it from here: http://www.mailwash.vze.com
Note: the current version of MailWasher only aloes one e-mail account & no hotmail but the above version of MailWasher you can have as many account as you like & hotmail

Hope this helps :)

Jim B
18-06-2003, 10:12 PM
I personally would not recommend installing a popup stopper as they can interfere with loading of some sites. I don't understand all the concern with trying to avoid the occasional one that appears, it is not as if they are appearing with every website and they are easily deleted.

For a good homework site with links to every subject go here (http://school.discovery.com/homeworkhelp/bjpinchbeck/)

Thomas
18-06-2003, 10:39 PM
Then again you may prefer something more to my taste,like Arts and Letters,with a philosophical aesthetic content,here.

http://www.aldaily.com/

Chilling_Silently
18-06-2003, 11:13 PM
Have I not recommended MozillaFirebird yet for a Win32 and Linux compatible browser that kills popups!?!

Chilling_Silently
18-06-2003, 11:20 PM
> I personally would not recommend installing a popup
> stopper as they can interfere with loading of some
> sites. I don't understand all the concern with trying
> to avoid the occasional one that appears, it is not
> as if they are appearing with every website and they
> are easily deleted.

Isnt ignorance Bliss ;-)

Phoenix allows you to unblock ANY site, preferrably the one you're at with two clicks of a button!
Dead easy!

Blue_face
19-06-2003, 12:05 AM
I use popup killer, great program but im not sure if its the same as your killer popup???.

If you goto perferences, Detection tab, and unselect "Smart!" option, it wont block anything unless you add it to your black list.

:)

PoWa
19-06-2003, 02:09 AM
Popup killers are for people who regularly visit cheap porn sites that can't afford to pay their server fees. Sorry to say it. ahahaha :^O

If you happen upon the odd pop-up, you just make a mouse click. Simple as that.

metla
19-06-2003, 02:26 AM
I use a program called Proximitron,been using it for a couple years and would highly recomend it.

It doesnt just stop pop-ups,but 99 percent of adds never show up,Makes the 56k blues a whole lot easier to bear,it also freezes gifs,kills sound embedded in pages and a few dozen other things that slow down the internet experience.

It in no way stops links or the user from opening more windows,and it can be bypassed with one mouse click to let-through features on a page the user may want.

hell,i had it set on bypass the other day and was quite surprised by the amount of adds on this very forum,i had never seen them before,now i dont see them once again and im better for it.

Works well.
Fully configurable.
Uses no resources.
And its FREE.

metla
19-06-2003, 02:35 AM
Now this is interesting(ok,it is to me)

A couple weeks back i was all high and mighty(who?...me?) because my ie open in new window always opened maximised,I put this down to me on one hand being super talented,good looking and clever and on the other hand because i had changed the shortcut properties to allways open ie maximised.

I was informed that the open maximised didnt apply to the situation at hand.

But just looking through the Proximitron settings there seems to be a setting checked called 'stop browser window resizing'

Which i presume to mean it forces ie to remeber what size i like my new window.

hmmmm.....my puter time says 6.12am,that cant be right....

oh well,no one prolly follows that dribble.

PoWa
19-06-2003, 05:22 AM
Is the sole aim of proxomitron to stop ads??

It doesn't provide any aditional security/privacy by masking your original IP address from websites etc???

Jim B
19-06-2003, 09:20 AM
Only two clicks Chilling silently to unblock a site, that is if you realize what is causing the problem but only one click to remove the popup, that is progress indeed.

I don't know what sites you visit but I can surf for hours without ever having one appear.

The obsession with popups, ad blocking and site blocking with firewalls and hosts files is verging on the ridiculous and only causes more complications for many people who don't understand what they are doing or how to manage these programs and have only installed them because someone has suggested they need them.

Web sites require advertisements to remain viable and there would no doubt be complaints if payment was required for access to sites which are currently free.


Is this what you want for the future

AOL Time Warner to Block TV and Mag Ads

After receiving a warm reception from customers to its software which blocks internet pop-up ads, AOL Time Warner announced today that its TV networks and magazines will now come with ad-blocking hardware.
All Time Warner Cable customers will receive TiVo-like set-top boxes which will fast forward through all commercials. And subscribers to the company's family of magazines will receive a small pair of scissors with which they can trim out display ads.
As a result of these changes, all advertisers have cancelled their contracts with AOL Time Warner, and the price of monthly AOL service is now $459, basic cable is $879 and a subscription to Time magazine is $349 per year.
In after-hours trading last night, AOL stock was used to clean up coffee spills.

Thomas
19-06-2003, 10:18 AM
Terrible about AOL that only leaves 3billion sites to vist with our pop up stopper;)

Chilling_Silently
19-06-2003, 10:32 AM
I simply hate surfing on the gateway due to the huge amounts of Ad's from Doubleclick etc, and the amount of popups you get.. even PressF1 has that survey (Which I've only seen once.. on a Win32 PC mind you..).

Two clicks to unlock things like Orcon that load the sign-up in a popup window.. other than that, MozillaFirebird kills the lot, and you will honestly never know how damn bad it is until you've experienced free surfing for a good month, then to go back to IE!

What about popunders.. and popups that are much harder to close, like feetman.com's one?

PoWa
19-06-2003, 05:17 PM
On a different note...Chill maybe you can answer this. I downloaded Mozilla firebird. And tried to run it, but it can't access the net or anything? :p

Chilling_Silently
19-06-2003, 05:25 PM
Got a firewall perhaps!?!

caffy
19-06-2003, 06:00 PM
Thanks for your reply guys.

I wanted a pop up killer coz clicking on some sites, like in some forums (not PressF1), EVERY time you open a topic to read, an ad appears, and contiously flashes in the taskbar etc.

The ads are not the kind that appears just once everytime you visit website and do a bit of browising within the website - it pops up every time you refresh the website (i.e going back to the main page), and its annoying. Maybe its just me, but it slows down my internet pages' loading time...

Chilling_Silently
19-06-2003, 06:17 PM
No, its not just you... Others get it as well, myself included ;-)

caffy
20-06-2003, 10:26 AM
CS,

thanks for that :)

I just remembered that I did download Mozilla firebird into Mandrake 9.0, and for some weird reason, it refused to install - I've forgotten what exactly the error message was, because since then I've formatted my hard drive and installed Win98 and Win XP onto it again, not yet installed Mandrake - am looking around for a better Linux :) maybe red hat???

caffy

caffy
20-06-2003, 11:11 AM
> If you want to download MailWasher again you can
> download it from here: http://www.mailwash.vze.com
> Note: the current version of MailWasher only aloes
> one e-mail account & no hotmail but the above version
> of MailWasher you can have as many account as you
> like & hotmail
>
> Hope this helps :)

Grr, I went to that website above, and downloaded MailWasher (version 2.0.40). And that went well. Then proceeded to install it and error message came up saying "The setup files are corrupted. Please obtain a new copy of the program."

I believe I have downloaded a legitimate copy from the proper website (as I remember downloading from there before), so how can they be corrupted??

caffy

Chilling_Silently
20-06-2003, 11:20 AM
The way I installed it was suid to root, and in a konsole window typed:
#tar xvzf MozillaFirebird*.tar.gz
It the extracts the files/folders, and I made a shortcut or whatever the heck KDE calls them to the /MozillaFirebird/MozillaFirebird (I installed it to the root folder ;-)).

RedHat.. Cant go wrong there, only it lacks a few media players.. But no fear, we can help ya out there ;-) :-)

Cheers


Chilling_Silence

stu140103
20-06-2003, 12:47 PM
> > If you want to download MailWasher again you can
> > download it from here: http://www.mailwash.vze.com
> > Note: the current version of MailWasher only aloes
> > one e-mail account & no hotmail but the above
> version
> > of MailWasher you can have as many account as you
> > like & hotmail
> >
> > Hope this helps :)
>
> Grr, I went to that website above, and downloaded
> MailWasher (version 2.0.40). And that went well. Then
> proceeded to install it and error message came up
> saying "The setup files are corrupted. Please
> obtain a new copy of the program."
>
> I believe I have downloaded a legitimate copy from
> the proper website (as I remember downloading from
> there before), so how can they be corrupted??

Umm, the set-up file might off got corrupted when you where downloading them, try re download that file again & see if you get the same error message….

If you do I will upload that same version to my own website & you can try from there.